Kansas City, MO (June 22, 2020) – A street racing incident turned deadly early Sunday, claiming one victim’s life in Kansas City. At approximately 2:30 a.m., on June 21, the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department responded to the scene of an automobile accident on Main Street.

According to reports from witnesses, a black Ford Focus was racing down Main Street at a high rate of speed. As the vehicle passed through the intersection of Main Street and 43rd Street, it struck a female pedestrian who was attempting to cross the road in a designated crossing area. The driver then fled the scene of the accident, leaving the victim at the intersection.

When emergency crews arrived to the scene, the woman had already passed away from her injuries. The vehicle was later discovered a few blocks from the accident. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life in this accident.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri

Statistics compiled by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that more than 875 people lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents in Missouri during 2019. The number of accidents continues to fall, yet we see more than 100 pedestrians fatally injured along our roadways each year. When pedestrians are killed in devastating accidents, due to the reckless actions of drivers, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Missouri as soon as possible.

Missouri pedestrian accident attorneys from Monsees & Mayer, PC have over seven and a half decades of experience helping families move forward after losing loved ones in fatal pedestrian accidents. Our team wholeheartedly believes families should never be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral arrangements, medical expenses, and other financial burdens they face due to another person’s negligence. If your loved one lost their life in a fatal accident that was caused by the careless, reckless, or negligent actions of another driver, contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys today at (816) 361-5555 to schedule a free case review to discuss legal options available for you.

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